Laura Gonzalez-Fajardo

Graduate Student

School of Pharmacy


Education

 

2004-2009

BSc. in Pharmacy

National University of Colombia

 

2013-2017

Ph.D. Student in Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Connecticut

 

Research Appointments

 

August 2009 – December 2009

Undergrad Researcher

Institute of Humoral Immunity, Buenos Aires University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Advisor: Edgardo Poskus

 

March 2011 – May 2013

Young Researcher

CIDEIM, Cali, Colombia

Advisor: Nancy Gore Saravia

 

Professional Appointments

 

March 2010 – December 2010

Compounding Pharmacist

Numixx SAS, Bogota, Colombia

 

 

Professional Societies

2013-

Member, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS)

 

Honors and Awards

 

Academic Research Award, 2016

Second place

AAPS-NERDG

 

Richardson-Vicks/A. Francis Summa Memorial Award, 2016

School of Pharmacy

University of Connecticut

 

Gerald J. Jackson Memorial Fellowship, 2015

School of Pharmacy

University of Connecticut

 

Doctoral Scholarship, 2013-2018

Colciencias (Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation)

 

Young Investigator Fellowship, 2011.

Colciencias (Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation)

 

Young Investigator Fellowship, 2010.

Colciencias (Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation)

 

Oral Presentations

 

04/2016, AAPS-NERDG

Reduced In Vivo Toxicity of Doxorubicin by Encapsulation in Cholesterol-containing Self-Assembled Polymeric Nanoparticles

 

Poster Presentations

 

  1. Gonzalez-Fajardo, LH. Mahajan, D. Ndaya, D. Hargrove, JE. Manautou, BT. Liang, MH. Chen, RM. Kasi, X. Lu. Doxorubicin containing self-assembled polymer nanoparticles for improved chemotherapy. Poster at NanoDDS, September 2016.

 

  1. Gonzalez-Fajardo, T.H Tran, D. Hargrove, M. Brewer and X. Lu. Tumor Accumulation and Penetration of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles and the Potential Role of Peritoneal Macrophages. Poster at CRS, June 2014.

 

Publications

Gonzalez-Fajardo, LH. Mahajan, D. Ndaya, D Hargrove, JE. Manautou, BT. Liang, MH Chen, RM. Kasi, and X Lu. Reduced In Vivo Toxicity of Doxorubicin by Encapsulation in Cholesterol-Containing Self-Assembled Nanoparticles. Pharmacological research. 107:93-101. Doi: 10.1016/j.phrs.2016.03.006. (2016).

Gonzalez-Fajardo, O.L. Fernandez, D. McMahon-Pratt, and N.G. Saravia. Ex vivo host and parasite response to antileishmanial drugs and immunomodulators. PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 9(5):e0003820. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003820. (2015).

I.K. Deshapriya, B.S. Stromer, A. Pattammattel, C.S. Kim, R. Iglesias-Bartolome, L. Gonzalez-Fajardo, V. Patel, J.S. Gutkind, X. Lu, and C.V. Kumar. Fluorescent, Bioactive Protein Nanoparticles (Prodots) for Rapid, Improved Cellular Uptake. Bioconjugate chemistry. 26(3):396-404. Doi: 10.1021/bc500621h. (2015).

T.H. Tran, C.T. Nguyen, L. Gonzalez-Fajardo, D. Hargrove, D. Song, P. Deshmukh, L. Mahajan, D. Ndaya, L. Lai, R.M. Kasi, and X. Lu. Long circulating self-assembled nanoparticles from cholesterol-containing brush-like block copolymers for improved drug delivery to tumors. Biomacromolecules. 15(11):4363-4375. Doi: 10.1021/bm5013822. (2014).

Contact Information
Emaillaura.gonzalez_fajardo@uconn.edu